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Holmdel, NJ
A 30-year-old male asked:

I had vats talc pleurodesis for pneumothorax 7 years ago.now, chronic breathing discomfort/feeling of movement in chest (fluid/air).what could it be?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Pneumothorax treated: You are a male most likely thin patient with a spontaneous pneumothorax that was treated with talc pleurodesis. New modalities include mechanical pleurodesis after blebectomy. You may need another x-ray to look at the lungs. The talc prevents the occurrence of pneumothorax but it does not change your underlying lungs. See your doctor for x-ray possible ct scan.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need X-ray: May be nothing , but localized recurrent pneumo can occur and opposite side can as well. Hopefully you stopped smoking!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
you need follow up with your lung doc!
May 2, 2013

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